At the cost of being branded as an alarmist or a mad-person with phobias or even as a lackey of some vested interests, I wish to predict the scenario 10 Years from now, with FDI in Retail Sector, based on the Historical Data.
According to the ‘World Bank- Global Development Finance Report 2009’ Educational Qualifications of Organised Retail Sector are – mostly computer savvy – 56% of Undergraduates, 36% of Graduates & 8% of Post-Graduates.
If Walmart succeeds the way it did in Mexico – capturing as much as 62%, in the first 15 Years (since 1997)  – assuming our Retail market stagnates at the current level of only Rs. 21,34,400/- Crores of Sales with 12 Lakh businesses – owned by individuals of Families that employ as many as 4 Crores of mostly Computer-illiterate, School Drop-outs – It would displace, like it did in Mexico – around 7 Lakh businesses and would employ just over 13 Lakh Undergraduates, Graduates & Post Graduates, with a Sales of around Rs. 13,23,328/- Crores – after disemploying as many as 3,86,76,672.
01) Who says FDI in Retail Sector, with the likes of unscrupulous Walmart  entering Indian Retail Sector would create jobs and not take away them?
Much larger studies concluded that the Prices of Supermarkets in Latin America, Africa & Asia have remained higher, by 20%-30%, than those of the open Markets.
02) Why anybody should peddle canards of ‘the Prices at Large-Format Retail Outlets’ would be Cheaper to the Consumer??
In USA, the birth-place of “Walmart” and several other Large-Format Retail Outlets, their Government has been subsidizing its Farmers to the tune of US$ 60/- Billions a Year!
03) What is the logic or motivation  behind spreading rumours about Farmers Getting better prices???
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